Led by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) and Lincolnshire Talent Academy, the Trailblazer group is developing a nationally recognised standard for an allied health role combining studies and in-post training.
It is hoped the role will help tackle the staffing shortages at local and national level, increasing the number of allied health professionals by offering an alternative route into the profession.
The Trailblazer group consists of NHS trusts across England, small and medium-sized private organisations, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the College of Occupational Therapists and NHS employers.
The degree apprenticeship they are developing will make it possible for an apprentice to reach professional registration standards.
Robert Halfon, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, said of the scheme: "Apprenticeships offer young people a ladder of opportunity to gain the vital skills they and businesses need to succeed.
"By putting more control in the hands of employers, we are ensuring apprenticeships are high quality and address skills shortages facing industry.
"Congratulations to the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Trailblazer group for gaining approval to develop their apprenticeship standard, and for playing an active role in developing the workforce of the future."